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From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Laois Pride Events 2023: Laois Pride Community Day

9th September @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Looking for pride events 2023? Be sure to check out the Laois Pride Community Day, featuring a parade, live music and DJ, drag queen bingo, children’s activities, food and coffee stalls, circus performers and more!

On Saturday, September 9th, 2023, from 12pm to 5pm, the people of Laois will be treated to a wealth of pride festivities, including a parade from 12pm – 1pm starting at Fitzmaurice Place, and a full lineup of events at Portlaoise Leisure Centre.

This is a free, family-friendly day out that you won’t want to miss!

Laois Pride Events 2023: Laois Pride Community Day and Parade

The second-ever Laois Pride Community Day and Parade takes place on Saturday, September 9th, 2023. The fun kicks off at 12pm at Fitzmaurice Place with a pride parade, followed by an afternoon of events at Portlaoise Leisure Centre from 1pm to 5pm.

Festival-goers can expect drag bingo, circus performers, food and coffee stalls, live music, children’s activities and tonnes of fun throughout the festival. The Laois Pride Community Day is a day all the family can enjoy together, and, best of all, it’s free to attend!

Looking for pride events 2023 in Laois? You’ll find the full range of events in our handy What’s On guide!


9th September
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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